Buddhism and Jainism have a lot in common as both are contemporary religions of India belonging to the same Sramanik tradition. Both have much to share and learn from each other. Both complement and supplement each other and hence it is imperative that we start this study and dialog to further strengthen the cultural and educational ties between Thailand and India.
To make this summer course of Jain philosophy available exclusively for the faculty, researchers and students who are involved in Buddhist studies, Indian studies, philosophy, religion, south Asian studies and anthropology, we are inviting few learned Jain professors from India for 3 weeks introductory program in Jain Philosophy (in English language) during next year’s Thai summer holidays (after Songkran) at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.
All participants must be affiliated to a recognized university or college. Applicants having demonstrable interest in Jain or Buddhist studies, South Asian studies, religions, philosophy or anthropology are preferred.
Reasonably good English language skills (speaking, reading and writing) are essential for all applicants.
FYI, since year 2005, International Summer School of Jain Studies (ISSJS) has also been inviting scholars from the field of Religion and Philosophy from various countries including Thailand to study Jain Philosophy in English language in India during the months of June and July each year. Six Thai scholars have already studied intensive summer course at ISSJS during past 4 years (2006-2009).